Home On The Range is proud to announce that Jodi Ebel, LCAC, has been selected as their new Clinical Director, effective April 1, 2021.
Jodi brings more than 22 years of residential treatment and clinical experience to this position. Jodi has been working with youth, in various positions, and knows first-hand the struggles many of the youth go through. She supervised youth and also various staff, both in the dorm and as a clinician, overseeing clinical staff. Jodi is certified in CBISA (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse), ART (Aggression Replacement Training), Drug and Alcohol, and TCFBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She is also a trainer in Risking Connections – Trauma Informed Care, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CPR/First Aid, Suicide Prevention, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Restorative Approach.
Jodi started at Home On The Range in 1999, working in the boys’ dormitory as dorm staff. She was responsible for supervising the boys and teaching them social skills. Throughout the years, she advanced to Assistant Charge Counselor and then later to Charge Counselor. Jodi supervised both boys and staff. Jodi was also in charge of the Independent Living Program and did case management. In 2005, with the aid of the Home On The Range’s tuition assistance program, Jodi studied and received a Master’s of Science degree in Human Services. Jodi later did her internship with Heart River Drug and Alcohol in Dickinson, ND. In 2008, Jodi received her Addiction Counselor license and oversaw various drug and alcohol programs, and addiction and treatment programs for the youth.
Jodi is looking forward to working with Laura Feldmann, the Executive Director and the clinical team, to help sustain HOTR’s census by making sure its’ therapeutic programming is the best in the State of ND. She will continue developing individualized treatment programs for residents and work to stay on the cutting edge of trauma informed therapeutic programming.
Jodi’s professional goal is to enhance working relationships with the communities HOTR serves and partner with other agencies to better serve at-risk youth. Her passion is helping and treating the youth population who are sexually exploited or trafficked. Jodi is looking at adding a basic self-defense course. This would be an 8-week course offered to the girls and would basically be a Level 1 self-defense class.
Jodi states, “I’m excited about this position. I look forward to the new journey with the new leadership and all the challenges, and successes, it will bring.”